Thinking back to bootlegging and moonshiners during the Prohibition era often conjures up images of men like Al Capone and the “Real” Bill McCoy. However, women were much more successful at bootlegging because laws during the 1920s prohibited females from being searched. And women who were caught were often given soft punishments, like being sentenced to attend church every Sunday for two years or assessed minimal fines. Because of this disparate treatment, authorities feared women bootleggers outnumbered men nearly 5 to 1. But while police may have worried about the number of women bootleggers, they didn’t have to worry about violence. Most of these women were only breaking the law to keep food on the table and a roof over their family’s head.

Eve was one of these women, an Eastern Washington farm girl who fell on hard times. She was beautiful, smart and determined to make enough money to survive. She decided to try to make an apple pie moonshine in her father’s old abandoned still, using a bushel of apples she couldn’t sell. That fall, Eve’s Moonshine was born. Eve ended up leaving behind a bigger legacy than she ever thought possible. Apple Pie was just the beginning; her recipes would be revered and imitated for generations to come.

Eve’s Apple Pie Moonshine recipe has been handed down through the generations. We are proud to carry on Eve’s tradition of creating the best Washington Moonshines and spirits using quality local ingredients.